Nov 1, 2013 · 7:15 PM
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For the sixth part of our guided tours round the National Gallery on a Friday evening we will be covering:
About the guided tour
The National Gallery's collection of Spanish paintings is renowned as being one of the finest in the world outside of Spain. Although the number of paintings is relatively small (54), the Gallery offers the best place outside of Madrid to study the work of Velazquez, and contains masterpieces from Spain's greatest painters including, Murillo, Zurbaran, El Greco and Goya.
The majority of the collection represents the 'Golden Age of Spain', the great flourishing of the arts from about 1575 to 1700. Most of these paintings were acquired in Britain, almost half of them presented or bequeathed by individuals.
The tours last 1 hour. The tour guide will be Lucinda Hawksley who is a regular guide for both the National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery. She is the great-great-great granddaughter of Charles Dickens and has written several books about him, his family and also about the Pre-Raphaelites.
We are having two back to back tours by Lucinda at 6:15pm and 7:15pm (the 6:15pm will be as a separate event). Please RSVP to the tour you wish to attend.
The cost is £8 per person for Full Members and £10 per person for everyone else.
Afterwards, we will head to the local bar in the National Gallery for a chat over a drink.
If you can't see us, please call. Look out for the group sign outside the station:
Hope to see you there!
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